11/06/2013 - 03/02/2014 - All Day at Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher
250 Flora Street
The Whatcom Museum and more than 20 community partners invite you on an amazing exploration…the highly anticipated Vanishing Ice art exhibition has opened at the Whatcom Museum. Vanishing Ice interweaves science, history, and art in a groundbreaking locally-curated show running through March 2nd. From poetry to politics, arctic birds to artist expeditions, the program lineup traces connections between culture and climate
One of the highlights of the Vanishing Ice Exhibit is the Saturdays on Ice series on December 7, 2013; January 11 & February 8, 2014. Saturdays on Ice at the Whatcom Museum anchors the exhibition programs. Featuring a day each month devoted to culture and climate, these special, $3 admission days are packed with speakers, activities and workshops covering art, science, history and exploration to provide new perspectives on climate change and its effects at home and around the world.
PHOTO CREDIT: ”Melting Ice,” a site-specific installation in the Lightcatcher courtyard by artist Jyoti Duwadi, is part of the Whatcom Museum’s traveling exhibition, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012.”
11/27/2013 - 12/29/2013 - 12:00 am at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
703 South 2nd Street
Enjoy the Gaches Mansion dressed for the holidays with seasonal quilts from the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum permanent collection. One of the quilts on display will be a red & white Log Cabin quilt; the top made by Vina McGraw in the 1930′s and was recently hand quilted by the Guemes Island Women’s fellowship. Also on display will be one of the oldest pieces in the Museum’s collection: an 1840′s Bethlehem Star, completely hand pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted.
The exhibit is open from November 27th-December 29th, Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm.
There is a special meet and greet reception on Saturday, December 7th from 1-3pm with the quilters that recently hand quilted the Log Cabin top from the collection.
11/27/2013 - 12/24/2013 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Cornwall Shopping Center
1825 Cornwall Ave
The 34th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts is a multi-week festival featuring affordable, locally handmade products ranging from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and re-purposed art.
Weekends include live music, artist demos, and fun youth art projects. Open weekly, Wednesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 3pm, Dec. 24th.
For more information visit www.alliedarts.org
11/29/2013 - 12/24/2013 - All Day at Yeager’s Sporting Goods
3101 Northwest Ave
Fairhaven Lions will be taking pictures with Santa at Yeager’s Sporting Goods from November 29th-December 24th. Proceeds go to local non profit groups. Find a schedule in the Toy Department at Yeagers and more information at 360-676-8104
11/29/2013 - 12/15/2013 - 12:00 am at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street
The Lynden Performing Arts Guild is proud to present its holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The horrible Herdmans are the meanest kids around. They lie, steal, cuss, and smoke cigars — even the girls! The last place anyone expected to see them is in church. So when the Herdmans storm Sunday school and take over the annual Christmas pageant, everyone braces for the worst. But no one is prepared for what really happens when the rottenest kids in the world take over the greatest story ever told. It’s a pageant full of surprises for everyone – including the Herdmans themselves.
Performances are November 29th through December 15th at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden.
12/01/2013 - 12/24/2013 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Fairhaven Toy Garden
1147 11th St
Located at the Fairhaven Toy Garden in Fairhaven, volunteers will wrap your gifts for a donation to the Whatcom Humane Society. The wrapping starts November 29th, Friday-Sunday, from 11am-5pm. On December 18th, the wrapping will be available daily through December 24th from 11am-5pm.